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Gems in The Needles - 3

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gem Favorite Beautiful views shortly before the final ascent to Druid Arch.

Druid Arch

(8) Monticello, UT
gem Favorite Have to jump across this little crack.

Wooden Shoe Canyon (Squaw Canyon) Overlook

(7) Monticello, UT
gem Favorite View from Confluence Overlook

Canyonlands Confluence Hidden Overlook

(6) Moab, UT

Recommended Routes in The Needles - 2

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Favorite Druid Arch - Canyonlands NP
Difficult

Druid Arch

10.2 mi 16.4 km 1,018' Up 310.19 m Up 1,016' Down 309.7 m Down

Moab, UT
Favorite Have to jump across this little crack.
Intermediate/Difficult

Big Spring Canyon/Squaw Canyon Loop

7.4 mi 11.8 km 541' Up 164.86 m Up 541' Down 164.96 m Down

Moab, UT

The Needles Hiking

  • 113 Miles 182 Kilometers of Trail
  • 2 Recommended Routes
  • 3 Gems Gems
  • 15 Easy Trails Easy Trails
  • 21 Intermediate Trails Intermediate Trails
  • 5 Difficult Trails Difficult Trails
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Trails in The Needles - 39

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1.5 mi 2.5 km #1Angel Arch Trail
Easy
Monticello, UT
Easy
Monticello, UT
5.4 mi 8.6 km #2Big Spring Canyon Trail
Intermediate
Moab, UT
Intermediate
Moab, UT 10 
2.6 mi 4.2 km #3Big Spring to Elephant Canyon Trail
Intermediate
Monticello, UT
Intermediate
Monticello, UT
0.6 mi 0.9 km #4Cave Spring Trail
Intermediate
Moab, UT
Intermediate
Moab, UT
2.1 mi 3.4 km #5Chesler Park Trail
Intermediate
Monticello, UT
Intermediate
Monticello, UT 22 
7.4 mi 12.0 km #6Colorado River Overlook Road
Easy
Moab, UT
Easy
Moab, UT
5.4 mi 8.7 km #7Confluence Overlook Road
Easy
Moab, UT
Easy
Moab, UT
3.7 mi 5.9 km #8Cyclone Canyon Trail
Easy
Moab, UT
Easy
Moab, UT
1.2 mi 1.9 km #9Davis Canyon Trail
Easy
Monticello, UT
Easy
Monticello, UT
1.6 mi 2.5 km #10Devils Kitchen Trail N. Spur
Intermediate/Difficult
Monticello, UT
Intermediate/Difficult
Monticello, UT

Photos of The Needles - 115

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Druid Arch - Canyonlands NP
Feb 3, 2016 near Monticello, UT
Stop to take in the beautiful scenery along Elephant Canyon.
Feb 18, 2017 near Monticello, UT
Beautiful views shortly before the final ascent to Druid Arch.
Apr 22, 2017 near Monticello, UT
Enjoying the beautiful views in Elephant Canyon
Sep 15, 2017 near Monticello, UT
Sunset in Chesler Park. The rock formations on the south end of the meadows are a great spot for sunrises and sunsets, and also provide some shade.
Oct 27, 2017 near Monticello, UT
View of Elephant Canyon just after crossing over the ladders from Squaw Canyon
Nov 1, 2019 near Monticello, UT
A deeply incised canyon from the Peekaboo Trail
Mar 27, 2020 near Monticello, UT
Have to jump across this little crack.
Feb 28, 2021 near Monticello, UT